4 Ways To Help Your Lawyer Allow You To If you want an attorney at all, you must work closely with them so that you can win your case. Regardless how competent these are, they're likely to need your help. Allow me to share four important ways to help your legal team help you win: 1. Be Totally Honest Or Higher Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - no matter what information you're likely to reveal for them. Privilege means what you say is kept in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team must know everything in advance - most importantly information another side could check out and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a regular and factual account of most information regarding your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with all the current data they need to help them win. 3. Show Up Early For All Engagements Do not be late when you're appearing before a court and steer clear of wasting the attorney's time, too, because they are promptly, whenever. Actually, because you may want to discuss last second details or even be extra prepared for the situation you're facing, it's a smart idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate That You May Have Your Act Together If you've been arrested for any sort of crime, it's important to be able to prove to the court that you both regret the actions and they are making strides toward enhancing your life. As an example, if you're facing driving under the influence, volunteer for a rehab program. Be sincere and linked to the community the judge is presiding over. Working more closely together with your legal team increases your likelihood of absolute success. Try these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you should win your case.
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Hello Lawyer People... I Am An Eigth Grader Doing Research On The Process On Becoming A Lawyer, In Specific On College Peperation. So Lawyers Could You Explain The Process Like How Long You Work In A Firm What Classes You Take Etc Etc Etc Etc.
Lawyers are a dime a dozen. Heck their is a shortage of pharmacists and their median wage is $98,000K well above lawyers. Dentists 180,000K median and their is a shortage.
From US News, Poor careers for 2006
Attorney. If starting over, 75 percent of lawyers would choose to do something else. A similar percentage would advise their children not to become lawyers. The work is often contentious, and there's pressure to be unethical. And despite the drama portrayed on TV, real lawyers spend much of their time on painstakingly detailed research. In addition, those fat-salaried law jobs go to only the top few percent of an already high-powered lot.
Many people go to law school hoping to do so-called public-interest law. (In fact, much work not officially labeled as such does serve the public interest.) What they don't teach in law school is that the competition for those jobs is intense. I know one graduate of a Top Three law school, for instance, who also edited a law journal. She applied for a low-paying job at the National Abortion Rights Action League and, despite interviewing very well, didn't get the job.
From the Associated Press, MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A lawmaker who persuaded the Assembly to eliminate all state funding for the University of Wisconsin law school says his reasoning is simple: There's too many lawyers in Wisconsin.
From an ABA study about malpractice claims, More Sole Practicioners: There appears to be an increasing trend toward sole practicioners, due partly to a lack of jobs for new lawyers, but also due to increasing dissatisfaction among experienced lawyers with traditional firms; leading to some claims which could have been avoided with better mentoring.
New Lawyers: Most insurers have noticed that many young lawyers cannot find jobs with established firms, and so are starting their own practices without supervision or mentoring. This is likely to cause an increase in malpractice claims, although the claims may be relatively small in size due to the limited nature of a new lawyers
“In a survey conducted back in 1972 by the American Bar Association, seventy percent of Americans not only didn’t have a lawyer, they didn’t know how to find one. That’s right, thirty years ago the vast majority of people didn’t have a clue on how to find a lawyer. Now it’s almost impossible not to see lawyers everywhere you turn."
Growth of Legal Sector
Lags Broader Economy; Law Schools Proliferate
For graduates of elite law schools, prospects have never been better. Big law firms this year boosted their starting salaries to as high as $160,000. But the majority of law-school graduates are suffering from a supply-and-demand imbalance that's suppressing pay and job growth. The result: Graduates who don't score at the top of their class are struggling to find well-paying jobs to make payments on law-school debts that can exceed $100,000. Some are taking temporary contract work, reviewing documents for as little as $20 an hour, without benefits. And many are blaming their law schools for failing to warn them about the dark side of the job market.
The law degree that Scott Bullock gained in 2005 from Seton Hall University -- where he says he ranked in the top third of his class -- is a "waste," he says. Some former high-school friends are earning considerably more as plumbers and electricians than the $50,000-a-year Mr. Bullock is making as a personal-injury attorney in Manhattan. To boot, he is paying off $118,000 in law-school debt.
A slack in demand appears to be part of the problem. The legal sector, after more than tripling in inflation-adjusted growth between 1970 and 1987, has grown at an average annual inflation-adjusted rate of 1.2% since 1988, or less than half as fast as the broader economy, according to Commerce Department data.
On the supply end, more lawyers are entering the work force, thanks in part to the accreditation of new law schools and an influx of applicants after the dot-com implosion earlier this decade. In the 2005-06 academic year, 43,883 Juris Doctor degrees were awarded, up from 37,909 for 2001-02, according to the American Bar Association. Universities are starting up more law schools in part for prestige but also because they are money makers. Costs are low compared with other graduate schools and classrooms can be large. Since 1995, the number of ABA-accredited schools increased by 11%, to 196.
According to the Internal Revenue Service, the inflation-adjusted average income of sole practitioners has been flat since the mid-1980s. A recent survey showed that out of nearly 600 lawyers at firms of 10 lawyers or fewer in Indiana, wages for the majority only kept pace with inflation or dropped in real terms over the past five years.
Many students "simply cannot earn enough income after graduation to support the debt they incur," wrote Richard Matasar, dean of New York Law School, in 2005, concluding that, "We may be reaching the end of a golden era for law schools."
Now, debate is intensifying among law-school academics over the integrity of law schools' marketing campaigns.
David Burcham, dean of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, considered second-tier, says the school makes no guarantees to students that they will obtain jobs.
OK, I have to interject right here. Did a dean of a law school basically say you could go through all the nonsense of getting into law school, law school, ethics exam, bar exam and you should not expect some sort of gainful employment after you are through? You might as well go to Las Vegas and put your tuition money on the rouelette table and let it ride, you may have better odds of making money than going to his school and getting a decent paying law job. This guy is a jerk.
Yet economic data suggest that prospects have grown bleaker for all but the top students, and now a number of law-school professors are calling for the distribution of more-accurate employment information. Incoming students are "mesmerized by what's happening in big firms, but clueless about what's going on in the bottom half of the profession," says Richard Sander, a law professor at the University of California-Los Angeles who has studied the legal job market.
But in law schools' self-published employment data, "private practice" doesn't necessarily mean jobs that improve long-term career prospects, for that category can include lawyers working under contract without benefits, such as Israel Meth. A 2005 graduate of Brooklyn Law School, he earns about $30 an hour as a contract attorney reviewing legal documents for big firms. He says he uses 60% of his paycheck to pay off student loans -- $100,000 for law school on top of $100,000 for the bachelor's degree he received from Columbia University. "Most people graduating from law school," he says, "are not going to be earning big salaries."
Adding to the burden for young lawyers: Tuition growth at law schools has almost tripled the rate of inflation over the past 20 years, leading to higher debt for students and making starting salaries for most graduates less manageable, especially in expensive cities. Graduates in 2006 of public and private law schools had borrowed an average of $54,509 and $83,181, up 17% and 18.6%, respectively, from the amount borrowed by 2002 graduates, according to the American Bar Association.
But just as common -- and much less publicized -- are experiences such as that of Sue Clark, who this year received her degree from second-tier Chicago-Kent College of Law, one of six law schools in the Chicago area. Despite graduating near the top half of her class, she has been unable to find a job and is doing temp work "essentially as a paralegal," she says. "A lot of people, including myself, feel frustrated about the lack of jobs," she says.
The market is particularly tough in big cities that boast numerous law schools. Mike Altmann, 29, a graduate of New York University who went to Brooklyn Law School, says he accumulated $130,000 in student-loan debt and graduated in 2002 with no meaningful employment opportunities -- one offer was a $33,000 job with no benefits. So Mr. Altmann became a contract attorney, reviewing electronic documents for big firms for around $20 to $30 an hour, and hasn't been able to find higher-paying work since.
Some new lawyers try to hang their own shingle. Matthew Fox Curl graduated in 2004 from second-tier University of Houston in the bottom quarter of his class. After months of job hunting, he took his first job working for a sole practitioner focused on personal injury in the Houston area and made $32,000 in his first year. He quickly found that tort-reform legislation has been "brutal" to Texas plaintiffs' lawyers and last year left the firm to open up his own criminal-defense private practice.
He's making less money than at his last job and has thought about moving back to his parents' house. "I didn't think three years out I'd be uninsured, thinking it's a great day when a crackhead brings me $500."
Here is an example ad in Massachusetts for an experienced attorney, that mentions salary, it was posted this week. Most jobs don't state salary in the ad cause the pay is pretty low.
Office of the District Attorney, criminal attorney, for the Bristol County District seeks staff attorney for the Appellate Division. Excellent writing skills and a passion for appellate advocacy are a must. Salary $37,500. Preference given to candidates who live in or will relocate to Bristol County.
LOL, secretaries with no college can make more. What is even more sad is there will probably be like 50-100 lawyers that send in their resume for this ad.
Here is another attorney ad. They pay 35K-40K, yet they want someone with experie
Did Your Parents Plan To Have You?
Or Were You An Unexpected Pregnancy?
Just Wondering, Haha. :)
Bq: What Are You Most Proud Of? :D
Bq2: Favorite Kind Of Chips? :O
I wasn't planned either. D: My mom wanted to wait at least 5 years to have another kid, because she had my older sister when she was super young. [I believe she was only 18 or 19.] She had me when she was 21.
BQ: About myself? I guess where I am in my Performing Arts..I don't want to say career, but, like..I think you get what I mean. xD
BQ2: I like Salt & Vinegar the best.
By the way, sorry for sounding so negative on my email. ^_^ I'm in a better mood now lol. =] I just kinda vent sometimes & I don't realize until after I sent it that I sounded totally crazy. D:
Children Visitation Rights?
Thank You For Answering My Question. My Point Was,I Love To Have The Kids All Day Every Day,I Don'T Have A Life If My Kids Are Not In It. But She Whats Child Support,And Alimony.She Is In My House That I Have Been Paying For The Past 3 Months,(Every Bill) She Got A Restraining Order Against Me So I Don'T Bother Her And Her New Lover. I Want My Kids Out Of That Environment. But If I Say Anything I Go To Jail (Right???) My Point Was, I Want To Win Full Custody Of The Children, What Can I Do To Help Me Win The Kids??
Restraining orders are a very common way to get dads out of the way. They don't require any evidence, as was evident when the New Mexico woman received a restraining order against David Letterman for broadcasting sexually explicit telepathic messages to her through her TV. He had to hire attorneys to fight it.
I’m a Father’s Rights Advocate for 20 years.
Many think the courts are rigged against dads, but in reality, it is more about attorneys unwilling or lacking the knowledge to truly fight for the father's rights. This is why it is important to learn how to interview and hire the right attorney. It is also important to do as much as possible on your own and not pay the attorney to do it.
Start keeping a daily journal of all your activities. The most common way to prevent a father from getting his rights through the courts is a false allegation, usually sexual. Over 60% of divorcing father are accused of child sexual abuse, of which only 4% are found to have any relevance, but there are no penalties for doing so. A daily journal is your number one piece of evidence in court and you can even refer to it while on the stand.
Gather evidence. Check the site below to see if it is illegal to record conversations without the other person knowing. If your state does not have a law either way, than it defaults to the federal ruling which says one person in a conversation must know they are being recorded. You’re that one person. In Missouri it is specifically legal, in Kansas there is no mention either way. If you live in two different states, and one has a law against it, than it applies when the call originates from within that state,
Now, you can't just record, you also have to transcribe it into the daily journal.
If you want to learn how to do all this go to Dads House in Yahoo Groups. There's an educational manual in the file section that can teach you what you need to know. The organization it came from is defunct due to attorneys that tried to take it over and make money from it.
Take the time to learn what you can and should do.
What Do Lawyers Really Do?
I Have Strongly Looked Into Law As My Career, I Just Really Dont Know What Lawyers Do. Please Explain The Basics Of What They Do Daily. How Much Schooling Does It Take To Be A Well-Payed Lawyer? What Are The Different Specialities? Just The Basic Stuff They Do. Thanks So Much
it doesnt seem you have done much research if you have no idea what they do. how do you know you want to be a lawyer if you have no idea what you would be doing from day to day? in the Uk you dont get lawyers, you get solicitors and barristers.
solicitors work as a company and are the first contact for a customer. they will advise customers on theri legal rights etc. they can charge anything up to £500 per hour for their services and this includes if they have to send letters on your behalf etc. Solicitors spend less time in court and more time doing paperwork. You will mostly see solicitors in the magistrates court. Solicitors are on salaries.
Barristers are self employed, they earn the more cases they do. Barristers rely on solicitors to provide the paperwork and the barrister represents in court usually the crown court and above. a customer cannot go directly to a barrister for representation, they have to get a solicitor who will then consult the barrister. barristers wear the wigs and gowns. some days a barrister can make £50 in one day others they make £500 in one day.
One thing you need to remember about this sort of career is that the learning never stops, noone in the law field can remember all law so you need to keep updated with books etc. if you go into a court room you will see that there are books everywhere and the barristers and judges often send the jury out so that they can argue a certain point of law as the meaning is unclear.
to have a career in law you need to do a degree for 3 years full time, you can do a 4year sandwich course and get 1 years work experience its up to you. during the degree youll cover criminal law, contract, tort, employment, land and more. its hard work and involves lots of reading. you then need to decide whether you want to be a barrister or not. if you want to be a barrister you need to do the BVC course which lasts 1 year. if you want to be a solicitor you need to do the LPC course which also lasts a year or maybe 2?? These courses are not free unless you find a company who will employ you and pay for the course for you. They are there but they are hard to get, competition is high.
you wont be able to get on to these courses if you dont get the minimum of a 2:1 as your degree as so many people do law degrees they need a way to turn people away.
go to your local courts and sit in on a case. all cases are open to the public unless its high profile. watch the barristers, the judges, listen to the language used etc it helps. any more info email me
sorry its so long
Does Anyone Know What The Fastest Growing Area Of Law Is At The Moment?
International Law, Immigration Law, Human Rights Law Or Medical Law (I.E. Ethics Or Malpractice).?
With the tidal wave of baby boomers growing older, elder law has become one of the fastest growing fields in the legal profession. Elder law is a legal specialty that helps older citizens and their family members with a variety of legal issues that can include: estate planning (wills, trusts and probate), long-term care planning, Social Security and disability, public and private pensions, Medicare, Medicaid, nursing home issues, durable powers of attorney, living wills, conservatorship and guardianship, age discrimination, elder abuse, fraud, senior housing and more.